John 16:24

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Hitherto haue ye asked nothing in my Name: aske, and ye shall receiue, that your ioy may be full.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made full.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be made full.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Up to now you have made no request in my name: do so, and it will be answered, so that your hearts may be full of joy.
- Basic English Bible

Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
- Darby Bible

Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
- Webster's Bible

As yet you have not asked for anything in my name: ask, and you shall receive, that your hearts may be filled with gladness.
- Weymouth Bible

Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.
- World English Bible

`Til now ye axiden no thing in my name; `axe ye, `and ye schulen take, that youre ioie be ful.
- Wycliffe Bible

till now ye did ask nothing in my name; ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for John 16:24


16:24 Hitherto ye have asked nothing in my name - For they had asked him directly for all they wanted.


People's Bible Notes for John 16:24


Joh 16:24 Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name. Before, when they prayed, he told them to say, "Our Father" (Mt 6:9 Lu 11:2). Now they must pray in the name of the ascended Lord.

Discussion for John 16:24

  • SON of God. for verse 24
    I think someone missed the verse before? Jesus is not His Father!! You ask FATHER in Jesus name. You are not asking Jesus when asking His Father as the opener clearly shows. 23 And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.
  • Rev. Autrey for verse 24
    The fact that Jesus is the God Abraham and the prophets prayed to is proven by what Jesus said in John 16, verses 23 and 24, 'At that time you won 't need to ask me for anything. The truth is, you can go directly to the Father and ask him, and he will grant your request because you use my name. You haven 't done this before. ... ' Do you see the point? Jesus was saying to the disciples that they had never prayed to the Father because no one in the Old Testament was aware of his existence. All they knew of God was his one personality, YHWH JESUS. But early in his ministry Jesus introduces them to the existence of God 's two other personalities, the Father and the Holy Spirit. Jesus said to Nicodemus, I assure you, I am telling you what WE know and have seen, and yet you won 't believe US. Then in John 14, 15, and 16 Jesus tells us about the work of the Father and the Holy Spirit. What I am saying is, there is only one God, and he is one entity. But this entity has three distinct self expressions that we call persons. The Father is the way God directs his affairs. The Holy Spirit is the way God inspires us to believe. But God always always speaks to us as Jesus. If you have trouble understanding this, please ask the Holy Spirit to help you. May God bless you always!
  • Michael akintunde for verse 24
    That the name of Jesus Christ is supreme and it is the only name that can appeal to God's heart for all request that man can submit. That is the only name that all the debates of the world centred.You are either in His camp or not. Jesus Christ is the issue, the pillar of all. The Son of God and the Savior of the world.

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